Hi all, this is going to be my first year to Coachella, traveling alone from Chicago. I saw that all the hotels are sold out and there is no mention of the shuttle buses going to places other than the sponsored hotels so I wasn't sure if that meant I can't take one. I have heard horror stories of Bonoroo and back ups on the expressway of 3-4 hours trying to get to the festival so I thought rather than try and drive, I'd do the shuttle thing. Do any of you know if I could drive from the hotel I'm staying at to one of the "sponsor" hotels, park (without getting in trouble) and take the shuttle? OR, is it a nightmare to actually just drive to the festival and park there? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!